Although you can install Ubuntu Linux directly into Windows 10 as it was a native app, you can also use a virtual machine to run a full-blown version of any distro of Linux, and if you use Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, now the process is super easy.
Instead of you having to download the Ubuntu ISO and go through the steps to create a virtual machine, the Hyper-V Manager, now includes a new option (via WindowsUnited) to automate the process to get you running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 19.04 in no time.
In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly create a virtual machine running the latest version of Ubuntu Linux on Windows 10.
How to create an Ubuntu VM using Hyper-V
To use the Microsoft virtualization technology, you first need to enable Hyper-V and then use the quick create option.
Use these steps to enable Hyper-V on Windows 10:
Search for Turn Windows features on or off and click the top result to open the experience.
Check the Hyper-V option.
Click the OK button.
Click the Restart now button.
Once you complete the steps, you can proceed to use Quick Create to install Ubuntu Linux in a virtual machine.
Creating Ubuntu virtual machine
Use these steps to quickly create an Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 10:
Open Hyper-V Manager.
Under the “Hyper-V Manager” section, right-click the computer name, and select the Quick Create option.
Select the Ubuntu version that you want to run.
Click the Create Virtual Machine button.
Once you complete the steps, the Hyper-V wizard will proceed to download and create the new virtual machine with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux on your device.
You can now start the virtual machine and complete the setup process like with any installation of Ubuntu.